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Black Caviar Arrives Safely In Britain
Unbeaten 5YO mare Black Caviar (Bel Esprit-Helsinge, by Desert Sun) "touched down at London's Heathrow airport on board a Singapore Airlines cargo flight" early this morning (Australian time) after her 30-hour journey that began in Melbourne & included stop-overs in Singapore & Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, reported racingpost.com. She was immediately "loaded onto a horse box & transported by road to her home for the next few weeks, the Abington Place Stables in Newmarket, where so many international runners have stayed while preparing for races in Britain". Black Caviar is due to contest the Gr1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6 furlongs) at Royal Ascot on Saturday June 23 & "with victory a foregone conclusion in the eyes of many, the debate has already turned to how comprehensive Black Caviar's win will be & Coral (leading UK bookmaking firm) make the unbeaten mare a 6-1 chance to win the Diamond Jubilee by 5-lengths or more". Coral spokesman David Stevens declared: "Having arrived safely on these shores, Black Caviar looks set to blow the opposition away on her 1st start outside of Australia. Sprinters from Down Under have proved their worth here in recent years, but Black Caviar brings with her form that is far superior to the likes of Choisir, Takeover Target, Miss Andretti & Scenic Blast; as far as we're concerned, it's not if she wins, but a question of how far she wins by."